Received unlocked replacement for unlocked AT&T 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alphaod, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I needed warranty today and I wasn't sure what would happen to my iPhone 4S I purchased device-only and was unlocked.

    Well rest assured, your replacement device will also be unlocked. In fact the Genius went ahead and showed me they have a field on their computers when they looked up your serial number and it shows the device as unlocked or not.

    I know someone posted earlier that they were contacted by Apple about this, and I was a bit skeptical about the whole situation, but now I'm sure Apple will support us "early" unlocked 4S owners.
     
  2. jekyoo macrumors 6502

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    Nice to see that everything is done automatically through their systems.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Wait... I plan on exchanging my iPhone 4S because it has some paint blemishes and pixel issues, but are you telling me that they will give me an unlocked phone as a replacement?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, read it again.
    Only if its unlocked you will get an unlocked replacement.
    If your phone is locked to a specific carrier you will receive a replacement with the same lock.
     
  6. dave006 Contributor

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    Only if your current iPhone 4S is unlocked! :confused:

    If your current iPhone 4S is lock to a carrier, the replacement will also be locked to that same carrier. :eek:

    Dave
     
  7. Virgo macrumors 6502a

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    Can I go in the store and buy a full price AT&T 4S and it will be unlocked? (in NYC) I don't have an AT&T account at all, I have T-Mobile.
     
  8. dave006 Contributor

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    Yes at the Apple retail store only and you have to purchase the AT&T iPhone as a "Device Only" purchase. Here is a detailed thread of on this topic.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1253171

    Dave
     
  9. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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